Black Pepper 500 MC

Description

Black Pepper 500 MC

Black Pepper 500 MC is a type of black pepper with a density of 500 grams per liter. It is a common type of black pepper used in various culinary applications.

Black Pepper 500 MC typically has the following characteristics:

  • Moisture: Maximum 12.5%.
  • Impurities: Maximum 0.2%.
  • Packaging: PP/PE/Kraft bags 50kg or 25kg net.
  • Container capacity: 15MT/20FT, 27MT/40FT.

Black pepper is a versatile spice that can be used to add flavor to a wide range of dishes. It is a good source of antioxidants and has been shown to have several health benefits.

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1. Nutritional Information

Raw material: Pepper
Taste: Spicy
Shape: Whole
Drying Process: AD
Ingredient: 100% Pepper
Max. Moisture (%):5%
Weight (kg): 25
Shelf Life: 24 months

2. Health Benefits

Black pepper, a familiar spice in Vietnamese kitchens, not only brings a pungent flavor to dishes but also contains many nutrients beneficial to health. 500MC of black pepper, though small, holds a myriad of wonderful benefits that contribute to your well-being.

1. Rich in antioxidants:

Black pepper is a rich source of antioxidants such as piperine, vitamins C, E, and beta-carotene. These antioxidants help fight free radicals, protect cells from damage, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.

2. Effective anti-inflammatory:

Piperine in black pepper has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce arthritis, ulcerative colitis, asthma, Crohn’s disease, and more. It supports pain relief, swelling reduction, and overall health improvement.

3. Aids digestion:

Black pepper stimulates digestive juices, supports intestinal motility, helps digest food better, and reduces bloating, indigestion, and constipation.

4. Boosts metabolism:

Piperine in black pepper has the ability to boost metabolism, burn fat effectively, and support safe weight loss.

5. Reduces the risk of heart disease:

Black pepper helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL), increase good cholesterol (HDL), regulate blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart diseases such as heart attack and stroke.

6. Improves mood:

Piperine in black pepper has antidepressant-like effects, helping improve mood, reduce anxiety, stress, and bring about a joyful and optimistic spirit.

7. Antibacterial, boosts immunity:

Black pepper has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that help strengthen the immune system and prevent infectious diseases such as colds, coughs, and diarrhea.

8. Beautifies skin:

Antioxidants in black pepper help fight skin aging, reduce wrinkles and blemishes, brighten skin, and keep skin smooth.

Notes when using:

  • Use black pepper 500MC in moderation, about 1-2 teaspoons per day, to avoid side effects like heartburn and bloating.
  • Do not use black pepper if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have digestive problems.
  • Choose whole black peppercorns with a clear origin to ensure quality.

3. Usage

Black pepper is a versatile spice that can be used in various dishes to enhance their flavor. Here are some common ways to use black pepper 500MC:

1. Marinating meat:

Grind black pepper together with other spices like salt, garlic, and onions to marinate meat before grilling, stir-frying, or braising. This helps the meat become tender, flavorful, and infused with a rich taste.

2. Cooking broth:

Add a few black peppercorns to the broth when simmering chicken, beef, or hot pot to enhance the dish’s savory and umami flavor.

3. Making sauces:

Grind black pepper together with other herbs like basil, cilantro, and chili peppers to create dipping sauces for grilled, stir-fried, or boiled dishes.

4. Sprinkling on food:

Grind or crush black peppercorns finely and sprinkle them over dishes like grilled meats, salads, and soups to add a spicy kick and stimulate the taste buds.

5. Brewing tea:

Add a few black peppercorns to boiling water, steep for 5-10 minutes, and enjoy. Black pepper tea has warming properties, aids digestion, and relieves coughs.

6. Skincare:

Mix black pepper powder with honey or yogurt to create a face mask. This mask helps exfoliate, brighten skin, and reduce acne.

4. Storage

To preserve the best flavor and quality of 500MC black pepper, follow these storage guidelines:

1. Choose the right storage location:

Store black pepper in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight and high humidity.

The ideal storage temperature for black pepper is between 15-25°C (59-77°F).

Avoid placing black pepper near heat sources like stoves or ovens, as high temperatures can evaporate essential oils and diminish the pepper’s flavor.

2. Select appropriate storage containers:

Store black pepper in airtight containers, glass jars, or ziplock bags to prevent air and moisture from entering.

Minimize the use of plastic containers for storing black pepper, as plastic can absorb the pepper’s aroma.

Use containers with a size that fits the amount of black pepper, avoiding excessive empty space inside, which can encourage bacterial growth.

3. Additional tips:

Do not wash black pepper before storing, as water can affect its flavor and quality.

Grind black pepper just before use to retain its optimal flavor.

If you purchase whole black peppercorns, you can store them in the refrigerator’s crisper drawer to extend their shelf life. However, remember to take the peppercorns out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before using them to allow them to return to room temperature and regain their aroma.

Shelf life:

Whole black peppercorns can last for 2-3 years when stored properly.

Ground black pepper can last for 6-12 months when stored properly.

Signs of spoiled black pepper:

Black pepper has mold, discoloration, or an off odor.

Black pepper is clumped together or has lost its spicy flavor.

5. Allergy Risk

An allergy to black pepper, also known as piperine allergy, is a relatively rare condition. However, it can cause uncomfortable and even dangerous health symptoms.

Signs of black pepper allergy:

  • Skin reactions: Hives, itching, swelling, rash, urticaria.
  • Breathing difficulties: Sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, wheezing, bronchospasm.
  • Digestive disorders: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain.
  • Other symptoms: Headache, dizziness, low blood pressure, anaphylaxis (severe cases).

Risk factors for allergy:

  • History of allergies: Individuals with a history of allergies to food, insects, or other allergens have a higher risk of developing a black pepper allergy.
  • Frequent exposure: Frequent exposure to black pepper, especially in its powdered form, can increase the risk of allergy.
  • Genetic factors: Genetic factors may also play a role in increasing the risk of black pepper allergy.

Prevention:

  • Avoid exposure: If you suspect you have a black pepper allergy, avoid contact with it in all forms.
  • Read labels carefully: When buying food, read ingredient labels carefully to ensure black pepper is not present.
  • Carry medication: If you have been diagnosed with a black pepper allergy, always carry epinephrine (adrenaline) medication for emergency use.

Allergy treatment:

  • Symptom management: Mild allergy symptoms can usually be managed with over-the-counter antihistamines or pain relievers.
  • Emergency treatment: In cases of severe allergic reactions, seek immediate medical attention.

 

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